The square root is expressed ^-2 (to the power of minus 2)

"to the power of 8 is expressed ^8

If the question was "What is the square of 36X to the power of 8" you would multiply 2 x 8 and the answer would be 36X^16

But to take the square root of 36X to the power of 8 means divide 8 by 2 to get your "to the power of" answer

"to the power of 8 is expressed ^8

If the question was "What is the square of 36X to the power of 8" you would multiply 2 x 8 and the answer would be 36X^16

But to take the square root of 36X to the power of 8 means divide 8 by 2 to get your "to the power of" answer